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Zambia National Service (ZNS) starts constructing competition venue for WorldSkills Africa Skills Competition in Livingstone
June 22, 2024 at 10:18

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The Zambia National Service (ZNS) has started constructing the competition arena for the World Skills Africa Competition which Zambia will host in Livingstone in April 2025. ZNS is constructing the multi-purpose arena which will host 13 out of the 20 skills competitions which over one thousand youths from different African countries will compete for from 7 to 12 April 2024 at the Livingstone Institute of Business and Engineering Studies (LIBES).

Technology and Science Minister Hon. Felix Mutati, who was represented at the ground breaking ceremony in Livingstone this morning by Tourism Minister Hon. Rodney Sikumba, diisclosed that ZNS will build the com ...
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TEVETA trains EIZ members on quality assurance in readiness for joint inspections 
June 7, 2024 at 12:52

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To strengthen systems for skills development, TEVETA is building capacity in 20 members of Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) in standard setting, quality assurance and assessment processes. The EIZ members will become part of the TEVETA inspectorate to enhance quality assurance. 

The 20 are from different engineering backgrounds, various companies and possess a wealth of experiences vital to skills development in the country. 

The move is aimed at sharing resources in assuring quality of training in the sector. Joint inspections between TEVETA and EIZ are in line with heightened aspiration to develop a competent workforce ...
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A competent workforce key to economic transformation - Mutati
May 30, 2024 at 14:11

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Minister of Technology and Science, Felix Mutati said economic transformation and job creation demands for a competent workforce that optimises dividends in priority sectors in the Eighth National Development Plan (8NDP).

Speaking through the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Brilliant Habeenzu during the Skills Conference organised by the Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) and TEVETA, the Mr. Mutati said solutions to challenges facing the country required sustained collaboration between the public and private sector for the country to thrive. He said the Skills Conference objective underscored the critical role skills development played in t ...
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Committee of the National Assembly on Education, Science and Technology visits TEVETA
May 27, 2024 at 13:13

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The Committee on Education, Science and Technology of the National Assembly of Zambia today visited TEVETA to appreciate the implementation of the two-tier system and the broad skills development landscape in line with the priority the Government has placed on skills for job and wealth creation. 

Committee Chairperson, Hon. Harry Kamboni (MP) said vocationalisation of education is among strategic reforms by Government aimed at improving the quality of skills among young people for them to effectively participate in the economy. 

The Chairperson who is also the Kalomo Central lawmaker urged TEVETA to create adequate time to engage parliam ...
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TEVETA signs Apprenticeship Contracts with Bell Equipment
May 21, 2024 at 8:22

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TEVETA has signed apprenticeship contracts with Bell Equipment Zambia worth K8.4 million in earthmoving equipment. The apprenticeship contracts are in line with the mining sector productivity and energy transition aspirations of the country.

TEVETA Director General, Cleophas Takaiza commended Bell Equipment for taking up a second cohort of apprentices to support the national Work Based Learning (WBL) framework. Mr. Takaiza said WBL initiatives provided practical experiences for apprentices for smooth transition in the job market. "Apprenticeship is one of the best ways to prepare young people for the job market. They gain both practical experience and indus ...
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TEVETA Urges Local Authorities to Build Capacity in Skills Centres to Absorb More Youths
May 21, 2024 at 8:12

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TEVETA Director General, Cleophas Takaiza has urged local authorities to build capacities of their skills training centres to absorb more youths, help address community skills needs and enhance income generation at different economic levels.

Speaking when courtesy call on Ndola City Council Town Clerk, Mr. Takaiza said investing in infrastructure, training equipment, tools and up-skilling trainers in the centres would improve the quality of skills among the youths for them adequately take up community projects and effectively participate in the economy.

"Hands-on and entrepreneurship skills are the new global currency. The world is looking for peo ...
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TEVETA signs employer-based training contracts for K70 million
April 26, 2024 at 13:36

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TEVETA has signed work-based training and apprenticeship contracts with 22 employers worth K70 million. The contracts will benefit more than 4, 300 employees in mining, energy (solar and hydro), manufacturing and mineral processing, ICT, and various essential skills.

Officiating during the contract signing at Sarovar Hotel, Minister of Technology and Science, Felix Mutati who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Brilliant Habeenzu commended industry for publicly announcing its commitment to actively participate in responding to the challenge of developing a competent human resource in partnership with the Government through TEVET ...
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Skills development key for economic transformation, wealth creation – PS
April 6, 2024 at 8:50

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Ministry of Technology and Science Permanent Secretary Brilliant Habeenzu says the New Dawn Government has prioritised skills development for the young people to improve the country’s workforce employability and competitiveness through the promotion of vocational training and skills development. Dr. Habeenzu said young people possessed the drive, determination, and ingenuity to shape a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

Speaking during the official opening of the Regional Skills Competition at the Lusaka Business and Technical College (LBTC), Dr. Habeenzu said the skills competition demonstrated the Governments&rsqu ...
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